Ann and I spent close to three hours last night watching the DVD version of this very unique and interesting story about a man who was born old and spends the rest of his life growing young. Here are just a few thoughts about the movie:
- It reminded me of Forrest Gump.. the main character seemed to exude the simplicity and authenticity that we loved about Forrest. Like Gump the movie took us on a journey of history through the eyes and life experiences of it's main character.
- I loved the period settings of the movie.. the furniture.. the old cars.. the costumes were really great and nostalgia inducing.
- Benjamin's adopted mother was a very endearing character as were many others in the large old folks home where they lived. They reminded me of a time when life seemed slower and simpler.
I recommend this movie. On a scale of 10 I give this movie ★★★★★★★★★